ASHG 2024 In-Person Interactive Workshop Schedule

Interactive Workshops are member-proposed concurrent educational or instructional sessions that relate to scientific scholarship, research tools, new technologies, skill development, or public information related to science. Interactive Workshops require a separate ticket to attend, which can be purchased with Annual Meeting registration, and attendees are expected to participate in interactive components before and/or during the workshop.

Tuesday, November 5

10:00 am – 12:00 pm 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Workshop Title Using the new Ensembl genome browser and Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) to analyse and interpret genomic variation data Hidden Features of the UCSC Genome Browser
Topic: Genetic, Genomic, and Epigenomic Resources and Databases Genetic, Genomic, and Epigenomic Resources and Databases
Target Audience: The workshop is aimed at scientists from the wet-lab, diagnostic and industry communities. It will incorporate demonstrations of the new Ensembl genome browser ( New and existing Ensembl users will gain an understanding of the new genome browser, gene and variation interfaces. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. This session is designed primarily for trainees who have not grown up with UCSC Genome Browser and would benefit from seeing all of the features that are not obvious to the casual user. Experienced users are likely to find things they have not discovered, either. This hands-on practice will demystify the Genome Browser and make it a more useful tool for all.
Workshop Title Getting started with biomedical and genomic data in the All of Us Researcher Workbench Building Understanding and Practical Skills in Community Engagement for Genetic Research
Topic: Genetic, Genomic, and Epigenomic Resources and Databases Genetic Counseling, ELSI, Education, and Health Services Research
Target Audience: We expect to attract any biomedical and genomic researchers interested in using the All of Us data either as a primary or supplementary data source for their research. Check to see if your institution has an existing agreement to access the data ( Researchers conducting human genetic research, communities, and other stakeholders.
Workshop Title A Guide to Card Sort Methods for Engaging Participants and Patients Elevating Education: Engaging with Real Data and Tools in the Cloud
Topic: Genetic Counseling, ELSI, Education, and Health Services Research Genetic Counseling, ELSI, Education, and Health Services Research
Target Audience: This workshop is designed for ASHG attendees interested in developing skills to engage patients, research participants, and community members in sharing their attitudes towards genetics. The workshop is designed to demonstrate the method’s fit for eliciting patient/participant values, which is an excellent skillset for clinical geneticists and genetic counselors. Additionally, researchers in translational genetics and ELSI researchers will be interested in the method’s ability to ascertain patient/research participant priorities, which is an asset in developing participatory research designs in translational genetics and genomics. Workshop breakout groups, sort demonstrations, and interactive tutorials are designed to enable attendees from all ASHG disciplines and professional communities to tailor the method to the needs of their patient, participants, or community members. Instructors, academics, researchers, and educators planning: semester-long courses or shorter modules in bioinformatics, biomedical courses, human genetics, cell biology, population genetics, and other related fields; or, building a lesson plan for a single experiential lab for an introduction to cloud computing in introductory courses, such as biology.


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